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GOP seizes US House seat in NC on wave to power

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A career nurse who became a tea party favorite in North Carolina ousted a veteran Democratic lawmaker from Congress on Tuesday, joining a GOP wave that swept the nation and put the party back in control of the U.S. House. “This is a victory for the people,” Republican candidate Renee…

Killian Creek begins treating waste water

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ABOVE: Barry McKinnon, senior utility engineer for Lincoln County Public Works, stands atop a sludge basin at the newly constructed Killian Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant in southeastern Lincoln County. BELOW: The purified water from the Killian Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant will be added into Killian Creek, which merges…

Fire squad teams up with Catawba Springs to boost kids’ holidays

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The East Lincoln Fire Department and Catawba Springs Elementary School are gearing up for their second-annual “ELF-Fund” project. The fire department and school are seeking monetary donations to help pay for the project, which served more than 90 Catawba Springs Elementary students and their families last year. The students and…

NJROTC receives donation

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Around Town 11/1/2010

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FINANCE PROGRAM Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 2069 N.C. 182 W., Lincolnton, will hold a 13-week financial program beginning tonight. For more information or to register, call (704) 735-7511. SENIOR SOCIAL/DANCE The City of Lincolnton Parks and Recreation Department will hold a senior social and dance from 9-11 a.m. each…

Dreams don’t die with fire

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Brian and Chastity McRee will never forget the day a fire turned their dreams into nothing but a pile of ashes. The couple received a call, shortly after midnight, on March 9, 2009. The neighbor asked the couple whether they owned Brookwood Cafй & Catering in Maiden. When the couple…

Old gas station becomes all-natural store

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Shelli Noca fell in love with an old 1963 gas station in Denver every time passed it on N.C. 16. She decided to leave her corporate job and open Freshly, a store specializing in economically friendly and all-natural products. The products have not been tested on animals and are made…

4-H members win awards at fair

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Around Town 10/29/2010

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THANKSGIVING MEAL East Lincoln Christian Ministry is now registering applicants for their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and Angel Gifts. The Thanksgiving Meal will be distributed Nov. 17-20. All applicants must be registered. SILENT AUCTION The Arts Council of Lincoln County is collection homemade crafts and original artwork for its silent…

Contest winners move into their new home

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Last week, Sarah and Wray Warner finally moved into their custom-built home after winning an upgrade package from builder Schumacher Homes. Earlier this year, the Wrays were entered into Schumacher’s “Great Green Giveaway” contest when they chose Schumacher to build their home in Lincolnton. Schumacher Homes broke ground on the…